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Friends of the
Community Path

112 Belmont St., #2
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 776 7769






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December 10, 2013 presentation on the Community Path to the Young Professionals in Transportation at MAPC.


Green Line Extension (GLX) Public Meeting on the latest Design plans for Community Path extension (CPX)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Holiday Inn Hotel Somerville, 30 Washington Street, Somerville, MA


presentation available here


Date: Saturday, Oct 20 from 1:30 to 4:00 pm, rain date same time Sunday the 21st

Meet at East Street and North Point Boulevard, Cambridge (across the street from Lechmere Station).
You may view photos from our 2012 Community Path Walking and Biking Tours here:



Mock Groundbreaking to Protest Green Line Extension Delay, October 20th, 6:00 pm, in Front of Somerville High School - more info click here


Grand Junction Rail Presentation at a East Cambridge Planning Team meeting

January 19, 2011; 7 pm: link to meeting notes


Walking tour of Gilman Square Green Line Station area:

The Green Line Extension Design Working Group invites the public to a walk around the station location on Monday, Nov. 22, at 3 p.m. Meet outside Somerville City Hall, 93 Highland Ave. This is the first of several station area walks: the goal of the station walks is to prepare people interested in expressing what is important for the station designs for the GLX at the upcoming MassDOT Design Workshops. "We encourage you to bring cameras and we will provide a small station area map and paper too write down your comments. Bring your cameras to document things that you see on the walk to help with design recommendations." Download a Gilman Square walk flyer:

18th Annual Tour de Somerville Bicycle Tour: Paths, Present & Future (a Mystic River ramble). Saturday October 16, 2010 (raindate Sunday October 17). See events for more information.


Walking Tour of the Proposed Community Path extension
to be led by the Friends of the Community Path

Saturday, September 25, 2010; 9:30 a.m. or 10:15 a.m.  to 12:30 p.m. Click here for more information.


Public meeting - Green Line Ext. Final Env. Impact Report

Wednesday, June 30th at 6PM at the Somerville High School Auditorium

Submit your comments verbally here or by July 23 (project EEA #13886) to:

Secretary Ian Bowles, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
MEPA Office, Attn: Holly Johnson, MEPA Analyst
100 Cambridge Street, Suite 900; Boston, MA 02114
Fax: 617-626-1181; Email:

Click here for a flyer describing the FEIR issues affecting the Community Path

Here is the Final EIR that does not commit to funding or building the Comm Path


Somervision-Green Line Extension/Comprehensive Plan Open House
Saturday June 12, 2010, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Argenziano School Cafetorium
290 Washington St, Somerville

The City of Somerville and MassDOT are hosting a combined Somervision and Green Line Extension/Comprehensive Plan Open House. At the event there will be presentations about the Green Line Extension project and tables about the stations, the Community Path, land use projects in the city, the new Orange Line station, etc. Participants will have a chance to share knowledge about their neighborhoods and to express their priorities and concerns about future land uses around the station areas. These workshops will focus on areas around the planned stations, while future workshops will focus on the stations themselves.

Contact Person: Keith Craig, 617-625-6600 ext. 2523,


9th Annual Somerville History Bike Tour: Lost Theatres of Somerville

Sunday May 23, 2010, 1pm in front of the Somerville City Hall (93 Highland Ave), ride for ~8 miles.

Sponsored by the Somerville Bicycle Committee and the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission. This  year's theme was "Lost Theatres of Somerville". We visited the locations of Somerville's former movie theatres, many of which are still standing and converted to other uses. Our tour was based on David Guss's recent Somerville Museum exhibit and website of the same name.

Information about the lost theaters of Somerville can be found on David Guss's website, the Somerville Museum's website and at . Also here is a link to David Guss's 'Marquee' article on Lost Theatres of Somerville (5Mb). A link to a map showing where all the theaters were located is here . Other Links Ride Map-Bikely, Cue-Sheet-Bikely, Photos 1of2 (Scroll Halfway Down the Page), Photos 2of2, Ride Brochure, Somerville News Coverage


2009 Tour de Somerville: City of Seven (or More) Hills, Saturday October 17, 2009, 10 am

Links: Ride Map-Bikely, Cue-Sheet-Bikely, Route Map, Ride Poster



8th Annual Somerville History Bike Tour: Historic Houses of Worship, Sunday May 31, 2009, 2 pm

LinksRide Map-PDF, Ride Map Key-PDF, Ride Brochure, Ride Map-Bikely, Cue-Sheet-Bikely, Somerville News Coverage, Photos, Ride Poster


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